Harraby CC beat the weather and Ashington Colliers

HARRABY CC moved to within two points of the top of the table with a 3-1 success over Ashington Colliers.

HARRABY CC moved to within two points of the top of the table with a 3-1 success over Ashington Colliers.

The Cumbrians took an early lead they worked a short corner to Matthew Read, who flashed in a low centre for Ashley Combe to crash in from six yards despite keeper Craig Towart getting a hand to the powerfully-hit shot.

Read turned provider again just before the break as he crossed for Dan Anderton to thump a left-footed volley into the roof of the net.

Ashington enjoyed more possession in the second half and they pulled one back when the pacy David Brown was sent tumbling in the box.

Shaun Gibson coolly tucked away from the spot, sending home keeper Dan Casson the wrong way.

But Harraby sealed the points in the 84th minute when Blamer beat two men down the right and whipped in a low centre for Dean Armstrong to tuck away.

Sean Sweeney hit a hat-trick as Hebburn Reyrolle came from behind to book a spot in the Durham FA Trophy final.

The holders were trailing to a Brandon British Legion penalty and although Adam Bell levelled, the visitors regained the advantage just before half-time.

Sweeney hit his treble and he was joined on the scoresheet by Gary Taylor and Channon North as holders Reyrolle bossed the second period.

A strike from Killingworth Sporting’s Paul Baird and an own-goal sent them through in the NFA Senior Benevolent Bowl at Alnwick Town, while Stocksfield went out at Prudhoe Town. Amble United sent Blyth Town crashing out. Adam Shanks grabbed a double with Sean Taylor and Brad Wake getting the others. Danny Beresford found the net twice in reply.

Liam Taylor’s double helped Willington Quay Saints beat Heddon in the NFA Minor Cup.

Ryan Ferrier was also on target for Saints with Kevin Urwin, Michael Welford and Perry Veitch replying in a game that ended 3-3 after extra-time with Second Division Saints winning 4-2 on penalties.

JON TAIT

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